Welcome to Guard the Door!
My name is Jeanni. I am the latte drinking daughter of the King, wife, and mother, with a calling to share the life-giving message of grace, redemption, and renewal.
I am wife to an amazing husband and mom to two incredible gifts from God. My daughter is 10 and my son is 12. To us, life is a gift from God and our faith guides everything we do. We believe that the greatest legacy we can leave on this earth is that in some way, we led others to know the Savior and Redeemer of our lives, Jesus. Without Him, we are nothing.
The enemy however, wants nothing more than to take your life, your marriage, and your family and cast it as far from God as possible. It is a constant war we fight with him and it is important to recognize you are in combat.
It’s time to put on your armor and get ready to fight back.
The Word is your weapon.
I am passionate about serving others, whether it is through our local church, women’s ministry, charities (including our own local Baskets of Grace), or through this blog. I am the co-Chapter Leader of the Charleston Chapter of Propel Women, as well as Technology Coordinator for Priscilla Shirer Live 2018 in Charleston.
One organization I thoroughly support is Give Kids the World Village located in Kissimmee, Florida. So much so, that I have become one of their Awareness Angels. Give Kids the World partners with wish-granting agencies like Make-a-Wish all over the world and provides week-long all-expenses paid vacations to children with life threatening illnesses and their families. It still amazes me that people (just like myself) never knew the wonderful and important work that they do. If you have never heard of Give Kids the World Village, please check out my three part series to learn more about them!
I love working with particular brands, sharing and reviewing. I only partner with companies that I feel my readers would benefit from hearing more about. It’s a very personal thing to me and I believe that being completely honest is one of the most important aspects of developing and maintaining a strong relationship with my readers. My favorite types of reviews are books.
Why I started Guard the Door:
I started Guard the Door after I felt God’s leading to share the journey of marriage and life. As time has gone on, my blog morphed more into a generic lifestyle blog. While that has its’ place, it was not what Guard the Door was intended to be. I already had a Disney travel blog and was not looking to start another one, but as many of us know, God’s plans are not our plans!
My husband and I were really moved by the movie Fireproof. The song, “Love is Not a Fight” would run through my head. Particularly the line about “God send angels to guard the door“. I didn’t know what it meant at the time, but it became clear that it was exactly what He had done many times in our lives and that “guard the door” was meant to be the name of a new blog I would create. Think about how many times God’s hand of protection was over you or your family. Guard the Door was meant to be a blog about preserving marriages, families, and leading primarily women to a relationship with Jesus.
Over the last two years, God has been shaping me, while sanding off the rough edges of my spirit and heart that needed to be transformed. The result is a new and refreshed Guard the Door. It is my hope and prayer that I will serve you by sharing my stories and thoughts and that you will be blessed by them. When you go back through my blog, you will see the progression of where Guard the Door started, to where it is now. I thank God for the journey and look forward to what He has in store for the future. I believe now, that God has placed a calling on my life to lead women from fear to freedom and victory. In order for that to happen, we need to be open to His leading, aware of His voice, and cognizant of areas and circumstances He may convict us about. We also need to learn to “guard the door”, to our hearts, our minds, & our souls so that we do not allow the enemy to gain a stronghold.
From Me to You:
I ask you to join me on this journey. If something gives you a breakthrough, or touches you in some way, please share your story. I would love to hear it. You can find me on Twitter or on Facebook! With that being said, “Welcome” and “Thank You” from the bottom of my very humbled heart that you took the time to visit my blog!